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Old 01-20-05, 01:10 PM   #25
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I'm having zero problems with IE on XP Pro SP2.

Someone show me a site where I'll have problems (security or otherwise) with the latest version of Internet Explorer.
I don't have any problems either. I use IE about 20% of the time (for various work/client purposes) but I just prefer Firefox over IE for the other 80% of my web browsing.
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Old 01-20-05, 01:15 PM   #26
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Thats cool.

I have the latest version on my PC too. Just haven't used it much ever since SP2 came around.
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Old 01-20-05, 01:20 PM   #27
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Yeah I think where many here are coming from (in strongly praising Firefox and griping about IE) is that in their line of work they may have to support end users' PCs. "Joe User" that is either poorly informed or (just not very smart) can bring a lot of headache upon themselves and those that support them more easily with IE than with Firefox.
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Old 01-20-05, 01:26 PM   #28
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Yeah I totally agree with that. It takes a bit of extra tweaking to get IE to run secure as it should be. The new Microsoft AntiSpyware and Norton Internet Security are really handy too
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Old 01-20-05, 01:51 PM   #29
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Yeah I think where many here are coming from (in strongly praising Firefox and griping about IE) is that in their line of work they may have to support end users' PCs. "Joe User" that is either poorly informed or (just not very smart) can bring a lot of headache upon themselves and those that support them more easily with IE than with Firefox.
Ya hit the nail on the head bud.
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Old 01-20-05, 02:51 PM   #30
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I don't really have any gripes at all about IE. Like a lot of others, I simply prefer the features and flexibility of Firefox. Overall, there are a few issues Firefox still have left to work out (some Javascript, Flash and other plugin problems) but the added security, tabbed browsing and extension support are tops in my book.
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Old 01-20-05, 02:59 PM   #31
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All I know if that ever since I stopped using IE(even with SP2) I haven't found a single piece of spyware. That alone is more than enough for me to never use it again.
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Old 01-20-05, 06:03 PM   #32
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All I know if that ever since I stopped using IE(even with SP2) I haven't found a single piece of spyware. That alone is more than enough for me to never use it again.
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Old 01-21-05, 09:21 AM   #33
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Browser Security Test

Firefox 1.0 Test results:
High Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Medium Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Low Risk Vulnerabilities 0

IE 6 Test results:
High Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Medium Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Low Risk Vulnerabilities 0

Pop Up Test

Firefox 1.0 Pop up blocker test results
Normal popup blocking = Passed
Full-screen popup blocking = Passed
Channel-opener popup blocking = Passed
Modeless dialog blocking = Passed
Browser window popup blocking = Passed
User-launched HREF-method popup allowing = Passed
User-launched JavaScript-method popup allowing = Passed
User-launched OnClick-method popup allowing = Passed
User-launched Delayed-method popup allowing = Passed

You scored 100 , a rating of Outstanding!

IE 6 Pop up blocker test results
Normal popup blocking = Passed
Full-screen popup blocking = Passed
Channel-opener popup blocking = Passed
Modeless dialog blocking = Passed
Browser window popup blocking = Passed
User-launched HREF-method popup allowing = Passed
User-launched JavaScript-method popup allowing = Passed
User-launched OnClick-method popup allowing = Passed
User-launched Delayed-method popup allowing = Passed

You scored 100 , a rating of Outstanding!


The two browsers tied so far. All tests done with both browsers at default settings on XP Pro SP2.

NIS or Microsoft Antispyware were NOT installed on this machine.
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Old 01-25-05, 07:51 AM   #34
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Guys I didn't mean to kill the thread. Just thought I'd post some test results of mine

I've been using Firefox more often now and its beginning to grow on me. I really like those extension support too. The bandwidth tester is really handy. No longer need to go to a website to check my bandwidth!
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Old 01-25-05, 08:55 AM   #35
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You didn't kill it. Your results were neat to see. I think everyone just got tired of going around in circles.
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Old 01-25-05, 02:10 PM   #36
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only prob i've had with firefox is with tabbed browsing, it eats more and more memory with the more tabs you have opened BUT.. it doesn not free that memory after you close the tabs... you need to close firefox completly to free it. ( it will free some from closing the tabs, just not asmuch as it used to open it) I'm sure they will fix this bug soon though.
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